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Welcome to the Team: Tom Major

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I am Tom Major, the newest person on the Maine Brew Bus team.  So far, I am a lifelong Portland resident. I’m three decades into a high school teaching career, but after writing Brewing in Maine (Arcadia Publishing), I decided to see if I could get a little closer to the beer industry. I started…

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Our Summer and Fall Schedule is ready for booking

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Our tour schedules for the summer and the fall have been updated and loaded into our calendar. You can now book tours right through October! Recently we have been running 14 different tour itineraries that are available Thursday through Sunday. These year-round tours help connect people to area breweries, wineries, and distilleries at times that…

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Haven’t you always wanted to try curling?

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Join us as we hit the sheet to deliver stones from the hack and practice our sweeps towards the house in order to learn the medieval Scottish sport of curling. Pine Tree Curling Club members during a recent learn to curl event. Jim Vernier photo. Join us on Sunday,…

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What Exactly is All-Inclusive?

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An all-inclusive tour could mean a lot of different things. Technically, the word means an item sold for one price that includes charges and fees that are often added separately.  We want to make sure our guests have an experience they will never forget, which could be…

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The Maine Brew Bus acquires Maine Beer Tours

The Maine Brew Bus, LLC announced that it has acquired Maine Beer Tours, LLC, a similar company providing all-inclusive tours to breweries, wineries, and distilleries in Greater Portland. The purchase will allow The Maine Brew Bus increased passenger capacity and expansion of tour concepts, as well as provide new itineraries for…

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Maine Beer: Learning from the past with Josh Christie

Alcohol HistoryEllie Yahn

How has the State of Maine, infamous for their fight for prohibition almost 70 years before the ban of alcohol went national, come to be one of the top beer destinations in the world? On a recent Monday, The Maine Brew Bus welcomed author, beer and book enthusiast, and…

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Welcome to our Team – Ellie Yahn

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Allow us to introduce Ellie Yahn, a Portland resident and graduate from the University of Maine Orono, who joins our administrative team. Starting school in 2011, Ellie studied Journalism, Art History, and finished her degree traveling to the Pacific Northwest with NOLS, the National Outdoor Leadership School. Also at UMO,…

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Welcome to our Team – Dan Keller

Dan KellerStaff

In all honesty, I never intended or saw myself working in any alcohol-related industry. I wanted to be a music producer. Turns out you have to be halfway decent at music to do so, making me exceptionally unqualified. Fate had a different strategy for me, one that started off as a hobby and quickly grew…

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Announcing Old Port Spirits as our new Official Home

Ellie YahnOfficial Home

Known for their incredible selection and knowledge of local and world-class products, owner Jacques deVillier and his team at Old Port Spirits and Cigars have joined The Maine Brew Bus on our quest to Drive You to Drink Local! Starting on March 17th, their…

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It’s the season for Sips and Sea Dogs tours!

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This time of year baseball training camps are in full swing, and our thoughts are firmly on the summer season. So we have worked with our friends at the Portland Sea Dogs to put together 18 different dates for our popular Sips and Sea Dogs tour this year! The Maine Brew Bus has…

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Hops and Hoops tours with the Maine Red Claws

Join the huddle for our Hops and Hoops, a new tour and game combo partnership with the Maine Red Claws D-League basketball team! For the past two winters we have run a popular tour series called Pours and Pirates which consisted of a three-stop tour before a Portland Pirates minor league hockey game….

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Holiday Gift Ideas from our Merchandise Store

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, the time in which we all struggle to find just the right gifts for family, friends, and co-workers. To make this time a little easier, here are some holiday gift ideas from us! Tour Gift Cards $1-$??? – Available online in any amount, they never expire, and…

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Our last Birds on Tap – Roadtrip is this Sunday

Don’t worry, it’s not gone for good. In fact, we have an even bigger and better schedule lined up for 2017. But you can still join us on Sunday for the last tour of this year! You may have noticed our birding and beer tour series has been getting a little bit of press this…

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Portland, Maine – “America’s Craft Beer Capital”

Every day we see more evidence that the people in Portland, Maine are in a very special place, somewhere that can be truly be called America’s Craft Beer Capital. We already know that Maine is a Top Beer Destination in the United States. It’s true, we make really good beer here, some say…

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A message from Paul, our Lead Tour Guide & “beverage consultant”

My name is Paul, and since March of 2015, I have been referring to myself as a “beverage consultant” for the Maine Brew Bus.

A picture from one of Paul’s first tours working aboard The Maine Brew Bus. 

This past weekend the brew bus visited Dirigo Brewing Company in Biddeford, Maine,…

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Join the fun of Portland Beer Week November 6-12th

Portland Beer Week is the time for all beer enthusiasts to join the Maine craft beer industry and local businesses as we partake in various events taking place in Portland and surrounding areas.    Now in its fifth year, Portland Beer Week has quickly become a standout celebration for Maine beer enthusiasts. Described as “a series…

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Festivals and Events – Late October

Our Road Team is finishing October strong with four different beer festivals and events in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Here is where you can find us having fun and enjoying local beer. Come and check out some local beers, food, and music before winter puts us all inside for hibernation.  Here are some great beer…

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Announcing the Belgian Bier Adventure trip!

Our first ever group trip – the Germany Oktoberfest Adventure – departs this Saturday for Germany. We are now pleased to announce our next trip, the Belgian Bier Adventure scheduled for April of 2017! 18 people are departing the United States this coming Saturday to head to Germany. The Germany Oktoberfest Adventure group trip will visit several…

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Have you seen the news?

The Maine Brew Bus has been featured in several major news outlets over the past few weeks. In case you missed it, here is what is being said to encourage people to visit Maine and take our award-winning brewery tours. National Geographic Travel Best Fall Escapes in the United States – Follow the Maine…

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